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ERIC Number: EJ804553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
Schools as Social and Learning Communities: Scotland and Norway
Wrigley, Terry; Lofsnaes, Nina Fjeld
Improving Schools, v8 n1 p23-45 2005
This article reports on a pilot study examining the possible impact of the very different structures of Scottish and Norwegian schools. It compares the situation in Scotland, as in other parts of the UK, where lower secondary classes normally have 12-15 teachers, each for one to three hours, and the Norwegian school, where a team of five or six teachers is attached to a year group, providing for the pupils' personal needs and social development as well as the academic curriculum. It seeks to relate these different structures to a greater level of trust and connectedness between Norwegian pupils and teachers, as well as the pupils' sense of personal efficacy. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)